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L wildcamperuk on 03 Dec 2017
Greatings. I am interested in wild foods. There are berries growing in my garden. They grow from an ivy style plant covering a wall. Can you identify what berries these are and are they edible?
Identify berries photo https://ibb.co/kTLBnw

I cannot identify them from the berries page on this website.

Thank you !
davidbeynon on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to wildcamperuk:

I'm no gardner but it looks fairly similar to a cherry laurel I used to have in my garden. If it is then eating it wouldn't be a good idea.
Chris Harris - on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to wildcamperuk:

It's ivy. Definitely not edible.
womblingfree on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to wildcamperuk:

It'll bring late summer and early autumn bees to your garden
davidbeynon on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to Chris Harris:

I never noticed fruit on ivy before, and my old house was covered with it. Shows how observant I am
richprideaux - on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to wildcamperuk:

Ivy. Don't eat them...

Gardens are also rubbish places to look for 'wild food' as a lot of cultivated species are quite toxic.

The best urban foraging is well away from any kind of gardening activity in my experience.
Chris Harris - on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to womblingfree:

> It'll bring late summer and early autumn bees to your garden

They also attract flies in large numbers. There's one in the OP's pic.
Moley on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to wildcamperuk:

Looks like ivy, don't eat.
The ivy flower is quite important to wildlife at this time of year being full of nectar and pollen, at night (mild and dark night) if you go out with a torch you can pick up the eyes of moths that are feeding on the flowers. Then the ivy berry is a great food scource for birds.
pasbury on 03 Dec 2017
In reply to wildcamperuk:

I reckon the ‘ivy style plant’ is Ivy.

Are you redbullextremer in pastoral mode?

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